Book Review: The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda @KairaRouda @AmazonPub @MBeatie #TheNextWife #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf #booksof2021 #5starreads

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PUBLISHER: Thomas & Mercer

PUBLICATION DATE: May 1st, 2021

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Happy Publication Day to The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda!

Thank you to MB Communications for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age. Ambitious. She’s cultivated a friendship with Ashlyn. Tish believes she’s won.

She’s wrong.

Tish Nelson has it all. Youth, influence, a life of luxury, and a new husband. But the truth is, there’s a lot of baggage. Namely, his first wife—and suspicions of his infidelity. After all, that’s how she got John. Maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway, far from his vindictive ex. If Kate plans on getting John back, Tish is one step ahead of her.

She thinks.

But what happens next is something neither Kate nor Tish saw coming. As best-laid plans come undone, there’s no telling what a woman will do in the name of love—and revenge.

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MY REVIEW:

This book has it all – lies, secrets, betrayals, deception, and lots of revenge. The seemingly perfect Mr. and Mrs. Nelson seem to have it all. Lots of prestige, lots of wealth, lots of respect. But even the most seemingly perfect couple has their downfalls. Tish is the new and improved Mrs. Nelson. She is 20 years younger than his ex-wife Kate. Tish thinks she is smarter, and more beautiful that Kate, and thinks she has won after capturing Mr. Nelson’s heart and hand in marriage. She is the newer version of the has-been, washed out Kate. But there is always that doubt, that jealousy, that lurks in the shadows, and Tish is determined to stay one step ahead of Kate.

Tish is easy to get jealous, and can be vindictive, conniving, deceitful, and controlling. Afterall she tries to control everything that John does, whether it is talking to his ex-wife, spending time with his daughter Ashlyn, even what he does in the run of a day. What unfolds is a whirlwind of drama with plenty of shocking twists and turns that will shock you.

I enjoyed how the novel was told from two parts. In Part I the story is told from both Tish’s and John’s perspectives. In Part II the story is then told from Tish’s, Ashlyn’s and Kate’s perspectives. As we learn, it isn’t only Tish that can be conniving, vengeful and spiteful. The others are quite capable of it as well, and so unfolds a delicious and addictive story full of revenge and I love it!

This book had me hooked and I was unable to put this own down until I read the very last shocking page. A perfectly written book of a game of cat and mouse, where everyone is trying to one-up the other. With an ending that you will not see coming, you will devour this book!

You need to grab your copy of this book today, you will not be disappointed!

Great job Kaira. I am looking forward to your next amazing read!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

Book Review: The Perfect Daughter by DJ Palmer @djpalmerauthor @StMartinsPress #ThePerfectDaughter #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE: April 20th, 2021

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Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Grace never dreamt she’d visit her teenaged daughter Penny in the locked ward of a decaying state psychiatric hospital, charged with the murder of a stranger. There was not much question of her daughter’s guilt. Police had her fingerprints on the murder weapon and the victim’s blood on her body and clothes. But they didn’t have a motive.

Grace blames herself, because that’s what mothers do—they look at their choices and wonder, what if? But hindsight offers little more than the chance for regret.

None of this was conceivable the day Penny came into her life. Then, it seemed like a miracle. Penny was found abandoned, with a mysterious past, and it felt like fate brought Penny to her, and her husband Arthur. But as she grew, Penny’s actions grew more disturbing, and different “personalities” emerged.

Arthur and Grace took Penny to different psychiatrists, many of whom believed she was putting on a show to help manage her trauma. But Grace didn’t buy it. The personas were too real, too consistent. It had to be a severe multiple personality disorder. One determined psychiatrist, Dr. Mitch McHugh, helped discover someone new inside Penny—a young girl named Abigail. Is this the nameless girl who was abandoned in the park years ago? Mitch thinks Abigail is the key to Penny’s past and to the murder. But as Grace and Mitch dig deeper, they uncover dark and shocking secrets that put all their lives in grave danger.
 

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MY REVIEW:

I loved the storyline of this novel and reading about Penny and her struggles with DID. Some of her other personalities included Ruby, Chloe and Eve. Each has their own unique personalities, often switching from one to the other so suddenly and without warning. Penny is at a Psychiatric Hospital being evaluated by doctors and awaiting trial for murder. The question is: Does Penny truly have DID or has she been playing and tricking everyone for years, acting like other people and personalities?

I loved flipping through the pages to unfold what would happen next. I enjoy reading books with an unreliable main character and this book has exactly that. Penny isn’t the most reliable character. I enjoyed reading about her work with Dr. Mitch and awaiting his decision as to whether she definitely had DID or not. Her personalities were all unique and interesting.

If you love a good thriller that will keep you guessing until the end, be sure to add this book to your list. You will not be disappointed.

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Book Review: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth @StMartinsPress @SallyHepworth #TheGoodSister #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE: April 13th, 2021

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Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the eARC of this novel via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Twin sisters Fern and Rose are as different as they are close—Rose the responsible, married sister, and Fern the quirky free spirit. Rose has always protected Fern from their mother, who hid her sociopathic nature from the world—and from Fern herself…

Years ago, Fern did a terrible thing, something Rose has never spoken of. And when Fern decides to help Rose gain her heart’s desire of becoming a mother, Rose learns with growing horror that maybe Fern’s actions only have terrible outcomes…maybe the secrets Rose herself has been keeping are rising to the surface…and their mother may have the last word after all.

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MY REVIEW:

Twins sisters who are alike in many ways yet different as well. Rose is married and successful, Fern is single and can be awkward and quirky. They had a rough upbringing, their mom struggled with her mental health and they were often homeless and lived in a library from time to time. Their mother wasn’t the most stable and supportive role model in their life so they often had to reply on one another – mostly Rose looking out for Fern. Now that they are adults and Fern lives alone and has a job, Rose still plays the caretaker and looks after Fern as she feels it is her responsibility to look out for her.

I enjoyed how this novel was told from two POV’s – from Fern’s POV and from Rose’s POV as we reach entries in her diary. We watch as their relationship evolved from childhood into adulthood, and not everything is as it appears to be. We learn many revelations from reading the entries in Rose’s diary, that prove not everything is as it appears. Full of secrets, lies,, betrayal, and deception, this book will have you hooked as you read along and learn about Rose and Fern’s relationship, and find out who they truly are. Are they both hiding something? Which one can you trust to tell you the truth?

An enjoyable read that I highly recommend.

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Blog Tour: The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson @HarperCollins @JuliettaJulia1 #blogtour #TheFunnyThingAboutNormanForeman #TheFunnyThingAboutNormanForemanBlogTour #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf #booksof2021

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PUBLISHER: MIRA

PUBICATION DATE: April 13th, 2021

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Hi everyone and welcome to my stop on the exciting Blog Tour for The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson.

This book goes on sale tomorrow, April 13th, 2021 so be sure to mark your calendars and grab your copy of this book!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Little Miss Sunshine meets Wonder in this delightfully charming, uplifting book club debut about a twelve-year-old would-be comedian who travels across the country to honor his dead best friend’s dream of performing in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe—the only problem being that his friend was the funny one of their duo.


Twelve-year-old would-be comedian Norman has got a lot going on, including a chronic case of psoriasis, a distinct lack of comic timing and a dead best friend. All his life it’s just been him, his single mum Sadie, and Jax, the ‘funny one’ of their comedy duo. So when Jax dies not only is Norman devastated, it’s also the end of the boys’ Five Year Plan to take their comedy act to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe when they turned fifteen.

But Norman decides to honor Jax by performing at the Fringe, on his own. And not when he’s fifteen—but rather in four weeks’ time. But there’s another, far more colossal objective on Norman’s plan that Sadie wasn’t quite ready for: Norman wants to find his father. Eager to do anything that might put a smile on her boy’s face, Sadie resolves to face up to her own messy past and track down the father who doesn’t even know Norman exists, and whose identity Sadie herself isn’t quite sure of.

Thus begins a road trip from Cornwall to Scotland, featuring a mother and son who will live in the reader’s heart for a long time to come.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Julietta Henderson credit Lizzy C Photography

Julietta Henderson is a full-time writer and comedy fan who splits her time between her home country of Australia and the UK. The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman is Julietta’s first novel.

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CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:

Website: https://juliettahenderson.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/juliettajulia1 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliettahendersonauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19633416.Julietta_Henderson

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WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Funny-Thing-About-Norman-Foreman/dp/0778331954 

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-funny-thing-about-norman-foreman-julietta-henderson/1136909248 

Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/the-funny-thing-about-norman-foreman/9780778331957 

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780778331957 

Libro.fm: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781488210693 

Books-A-Million: https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Funny-Thing-about-Norman-Foreman/Julietta-Henderson/9780778331957?id=8165955399761 

Target: https://www.target.com/p/the-funny-thing-about-norman-foreman-by-julietta-henderson-hardcover/-/A-80028495 

Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Funny-Thing-about-Norman-Foreman-Original-ed-Hardcover-9780778331957/588572104 

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-funny-thing-about-norman/9780778331957-item.html 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-funny-thing-about-norman-foreman-3 

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Julietta_Henderson_The_Funny_Thing_About_Norman_Fo?id=EG3eDwAAQBAJ&hl=en 

Audible: https://www.amazon.com/Funny-Thing-About-Norman-Foreman/dp/B089ZN5RXJ 

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MY REVIEW:

Heartwarming, sad, funny, and charming, this novel will pull at your heartstrings and have you flipping the pages as you follow 12 year old Norman and his mom Sadie as they set out on their adventures and follow Norman’s dreams. Young Norman and his best friend Jax had a dream they planned to fulfill together, but that all changed when young Jax died. Norman sets out to continue fulfilling their dream although he will do it alone, and also intends to find his biological father as well on the journey.

I enjoyed reading about Norman and Sadie’s life together and reading about Norman setting out to fulfill his dream of performing at The Fringe. I enjoyed reading the novel from the alternating POV”s of both Sadie and Norman, as we get get a better glimpse into their thoughts and their personalities throughout the novel and it helps add to their character development. They were an interesting parent-child duo that was fun and interesting to read about and you can’t help but fall in love with them.

Overall a wonderful book that I recommend you add to your TBR!

 

Book Review: Just My Luck by Adele Parks @HarlequinBooks #JustMyLuck #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: MIRA

PUBLICATION DATE: April 6th, 2021

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Thank you to the publisher for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

It was supposed to be the lottery win they’d always dreamed of…

For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends. Over drinks, dinner parties and summer barbecues, the three couples have discussed the important stuff—kids, marriages, careers—and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything.

But then the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone is caught in a lie. And soon after, six numbers come up that change everything forever.

Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth millions. And their friends are determined to claim a share.

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MY REVIEW:

In this novel we are introduced to a group of friends. Sometimes they lie to one another, hide secrets from one another. I mean what could go wrong right? There is Jake and Lexi, a married couple with two children. Then there is their married friends Jennifer and Fred. One day Jennifer and Fred lie to Jake and Lexi, saying they are going away for the weekend, when in fact they stayed in their home. Jake and Lexi find out that their friends had lied to them, but why would they do such a thing? A bunch of friends who were close then suddenly start drifting apart. So many lies, betrayals, deception and envy.

I enjoyed the multiple POV’s in this novel. It was interesting and fun to get different perspectives and see different sides to the stories. With so many twists and turns, this novel will have you guessing and sitting on the edge of your seat.

An intriguing novel that was enjoyable and one I recommend.

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MY RATING: 3/5 stars

Book Review: The Dinner Guest by B.P. Walter @OneMoreChapter_ @HarperCollinsUK @netgalley #TheDinnerGuest #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf #netgalley

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PUBLISHER: One More Chapter

PUBLICATION DATE: April 1st, 2021

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Happy Publication Day to The Dinner Guest by B.P. Walter! Thank you to One More Chapter for the eARC of this amazing book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Four people walked into the dining room that night. One would never leave.
Matthew: the perfect husband.

Titus: the perfect son.

Charlie: the perfect illusion.

Rachel: the perfect stranger.

Charlie didn’t want her at the book club. Matthew wouldn’t listen.

And that’s how Charlie finds himself slumped beside his husband’s body, their son sitting silently at the dinner table, while Rachel calls 999, the bloody knife still gripped in her hand.

Agatha Christie meets Donna Tartt in this nerve-shredding domestic noir thriller that weaves a sprawling web of secrets around an opulent West London world and the dinner that ends in death.

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MY REVIEW:

Addictive, thrilling, entertaining, shocking, edge of your seat chills! 5 words that describe this book perfectly! Meet Matthew and Charlie. A married couple living their best life. They have a son together, Titus. One day they randomly meet a friendly woman named Rachel and they quickly become friends. Or at least she becomes friends with Matthew. Not so much with Charlie. Charlie is skeptical of this woman they have just met and is baffled by how quickly she becomes friends with his Matthew.

I enjoyed how the beginning of the book starts with a huge revelation, and then the rest of the story unfolds to reveal what happened at the dinner party that resulted in what happened and revealed at the beginning of the novel. I found myself flipping through the pages to uncover the mystery of what happened at the dinner party and how things transpired and went oh so wrong.

So many twists and turns and I loved it. There is so much deceit, lies, betrayal, secrets, and half truths in this book, you will find yourself guessing and second guessing what is going on. Who is responsible? Do you truly know those you are closest to, or do you only see what they want you to see? With a shocking twist that you won’t see coming, I cannot recommend this book enough!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

Book Review: Down World by Rebecca Phelps @WattpadBooks @RaincoastBooks @DownWorldNovel @netgalley #DownWorld #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookblog #booksonthebookshelf #netgalley

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PUBLISHER: Wattpad Books

PUBLICATION DATE: March 30th, 2021

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Thank you to Wattpad Books and Raincoast Books for sending me a beautiful physical copy of this book and also for the egalley via NetGalley to read and share my review.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Stranger Things meets the Netflix series Dark in this paranormal thriller where three mysterious doors in a highschool basement hold the key to unlocking the mystery of what really happened the night Marina’s brother died.

As the site of a former military base, there have always been rumors that East Township High School was the site of experiments with space and time. For years, students have whispered in the hallways of a doorway created within the school, one that can access multiple timelines and realities, a place known as the Down World.

As the new kid in school and still reeling from the unexplained death of her brother Robbie, Marina O’Connell is only interested in one thing: leaving the past behind. But a chance encounter with handsome Brady Picelli changes everything. He will lead Marina to a startling discovery. The Down World is real and the past, present, and future are falling out of balance.

Brady is determined to help Marina discover what really happened to her brother. However, what is taken from one world, must be repaid by another. And Marina is about to discover that even a realm of infinite possibilities has rules that must be obeyed. 

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MY REVIEW:

Addictive, enticing, entertaining, intriguing. This book sucks you in from the first page and demands your undivided attention to the very climactic ending! I loved the other-worldly vibe to this book and the dystopian like feel to the novel as the story unfolds. Imagine having three secret hidden doors that once you enter you can enter an alternate reality version of the world, different from your own. But once you enter it has consequences. You cannot stay too long, as strange things begin to shift and happen in the other world, and never, ever remove anything from one of the other worlds, no matter how big or small that thing might be… EVER! Or there WILL be consequences.

The novel is written in III parts. In Part I we follow Marina, her parents and her friends lives. Marina is new at her school at East Township. She is in high school (grade 10) and she quickly meets a boy named Brady on her very first day. They quickly become friends. One day she overhears Brady talking to another girl about the DW. Curious, she tries to find out what DW means, and finds out it means the Down World. One night she follows Brady and this girl to the old train station which turns out to be a portal to the DW. This location turns out to be the exact location where her brother Robbie died. In Part I we are introduced to the three doors in the basement of the school that leads to the Down World.

In Part II of the novel, Marina tells her father she is leaving to go away to “camp” and has a plan to sneak away with Brady and enter the DW in search of her brother, convinced that he is still alive out there somewhere. They are on the search for a group of people called The Mystics. In Part III of the novel Marina enters the portal at the train tracks in search of her brother. What she finds is shocking and disturbing, but exciting and new at the same time.

In a world where not everything is as it seems, and there seems to be infinite possibilities and choices to make, what choice would you make? Would you “rock the boat” so to speak and disrupt the Down World regardless of it’s consequences, would you leave everything good enough alone… what would you do? Would you enter the Down World? Would you stay there or would you retuurn?

I loved following Marina and her friends on their journey to the DW and reading their discoveries. It was an interesting concept for a novel and I loved reading along on their adventures. A great book that I definitely recommend!

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Book Review: Trust Me by T.M. Logan @TMLoganAuthor @bonnierbooks_uk @ZaffreBooks @netgalley #netgalley #TrustMe #TrustMeBook #TMLogan #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksof2021 #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Bonnier Books UK – Zaffre Books

PUBLLICATION DATE: March 18th, 2021

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Thank you to Zaffre Books for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Two strangers, a child, and a split second choice that will change everything . . .

Ellen was just trying to help a stranger. That was how it started: giving a few minutes respite to a flustered young mother sitting opposite her on the train. A few minutes holding her baby while the mother makes an urgent call. The weight of the child in her arms making Ellen’s heart ache for what she can never have.

Five minutes pass.
Ten.

The train pulls into a station and Ellen is stunned to see the mother hurrying away down the platform, without looking back. Leaving her baby behind. Ellen is about to raise the alarm when she discovers a note in the baby’s bag, three desperate lines scrawled hastily on a piece of paper:

Please protect Mia
Don’t trust the police
Don’t trust anyone

Why would a mother abandon her child to a stranger? Ellen is about to discover that the baby in her arms might hold the key to an unspeakable crime. And doing the right thing might just cost her everything . . . 

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MY REVIEW:

I am no stranger to books by the incredible TM Logan and once I heard about his latest novel TRUST ME,  you know I just had to get my hands on a copy! And I was not disappointed!

A woman named Ellen meets young mother Kathryn and her young infant daughter Mia on the train. They get to chatting then Kathryn asks Ellen to hold baby Mia for just a few moments so she could take a phone call. Shortly after Kathryn leaves the train, and Ellen can see her walking away from the train platform, while she is still holding baby Mia. What the heck is going on here? Did she forget her baby? Why would she leaves her? How could a mother simply forget her baby?

There is much more going on here and Ellen is determined to find out just what exactly that is. What unfolds is pulse-pounding, thrilling, omg moments from beginning to end as Ellen uncovers the truth about baby Mia. People are after them, but she has no idea who those people are… are they trustworthy? Does Ellen need to protect them from those searching for them, or are those people out to help her with the best of intentions? Ellen is in the dark and not really sure what is going on, what to believe and who to trust.

I enjoyed the cat and mouse chase of this novel and the uncertainty of what is truly going on. Some people I thought could be trustworthy but turned out to be the ones she needed to avoid. Others she avoided or I thought she should avoid and be weary of, and yet those were the ones she could have (and should have) trusted all along. I loved the fact that everything was unpredictable and not easy at all to figure out and it kept me on my toes and guessing the whole way to the very shocking ending!

A fabulous book that I definitely recommend you add to your TBR list right now! Happy reading friends and way to go TM Logan. I am highly anticipating your next novel!

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Audiobook Review: After All I’ve Done by Mina Hardy @Dreamscapeaudio @Megan_Hart #AfterAllIveDone #audiobook #audiobookreview #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookblog #booksonthebookshelf #netgalley @netgalley

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PUBLISHER: Dreamscape Media

PUBLICATION DATE: November 10th, 2020

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Thank you to Dreamscape Media for the audiobook version of this book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Writing as Mina Hardy, New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart delivers a thrilling new psychological suspense for fans of The Woman in the Window and When the Lights Go Out.

She’s lost her best friend, her husband–and possibly, her mind.

Five months ago, an accident left Diana Sparrow badly injured and missing a few months of her memory. As if that’s not enough, she’s started having recurring nightmares about the night of the accident. Dreams that feel so real, she’s left questioning: maybe she didn’t just slide off the road into a ditch. Maybe, just maybe, she hit something. Or someone.

She can’t turn to her former best friend Val, who’s been sleeping with Diana’s husband Jonathan for months, but she might find some comfort in newcomer Cole Pelham. Yet the closer they become, the more Diana begins to wonder what really happened that night–and how Cole might be connected. Worse, it seems everyone else could be involved, too.

Who was with her that night? What really happened? As her life unravels thread by thread and the dreams become too real to ignore, Diana will have to face the unthinkable–and do the unforgivable.

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MY REVIEW:

Thrilling, chilling, edge-of-your-seat entertainment. This book sucks you in from the beginning! I love books with an unreliable main character and this book has exactly that – Diana. Due to an accident months prior she suffers from memory loss, and this adds to the suspense of the novel and I loved it! There are so many questions that demand answers…. What happened the night of the accident, was someone with her? Did she hit someone or something? Why is her husband sleeping with her oldest and best friend Val? So many questions and all will be revealed.

There are so many half-truths, deceit, lies, deception, and betrayals going on that it is hard to know who to believe and what to believe. A recipe for a great novel and I loved it! There is so much going on in this novel I found myself hooked right to the very end. And believe me, the ending is so shocking you will not see it coming! I loved that final twist!

I also enjoyed the various narrators of the novel, they really brought the story to life and it was easy to listen to them narrate the novel.

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

Book Review: The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz @WednesdayBooks @StMartinsPress #TheLastSecretYoullEverKeep #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksof2021 #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE: March 16th, 2021

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Happy Publication Day to The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the eARC of this title via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Four days…
Trapped in a well, surrounded by dirt, scratching at the walls trying to find a way out.
Four days of a thirst so strong, that when it finally rains, I drink as much as possible from the dripping walls, not even caring how much dirt comes with it.

Six months…
Since my escape. Since no one believed I was taken to begin with – from my own bed, after a party, when no one else was home…
Six months of trying to find answers and being told instead that I made the whole incident up.

One month…
Since I logged on to the Jane Anonymous site for the first time and found a community of survivors who listen without judgment, provide advice, and console each other when needed.
A month of chatting with a survivor whose story eerily mirrors my own: a girl who’s been receiving triggering clues, just like me, and who could help me find the answers I’m searching for.

Three days…
Since she mysteriously disappears, and since I’m forced to ask the questions: will my chance to find out what happened to me vanish with her? And will I be next? 

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MY REVIEW:

Imagine being diagnosed with delusions, depression, and being told you are defiant and paranoid. You lose most of your friends, you feel alone, and something terrible has happened to you but no one believes you, not really. This is how Terra feels. She turns to a website she finds online called Jane Anonymous, a website where victims of crime can come together and chat about their trauma with others, without judgement, who have gone through similar experiences.

I love how the chapters were alternating between “then” and “now”. It adds to the plot and builds up the suspense, as you try to uncover what happened, and if it was all actually in her mind like some people think of if this truly happened to her. What better way to read a story than through the eyes of an unreliable narrator such as Terra.

A wonderful novel that I recommend you add to your TBR.

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars